Andrew Nicholson’s Olympic bronze medal winning Jagermeister II put down at 28

Jagermeister II - Photo courtesy of Sarah Power's Facebook page

Andrew Nicholson’s former mount, Jagermesiter II (Mick)  was sadly put down at the age of 28 years old today.

Mick was a small horse as his dam was half pony and his sire was a German show jumping warmblood, but that didn’t hinder his ability to compete at the top levels of the sport. In 1993, Andrew won his first Gatcombe title on Mick winning the British Intermediate Championships. They went on to compete at the World Equestrian Games at The Hague in 1994 and were part of the New Zealand bronze medal winning team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Andrew originally sold Mick to Amy Sellar as a Novice horse and the ride came back to him while Amy was recovering from a car accident. It was through this horse that Andrew met Libby Sellar who became one of his owners.

Mick was retired from Eventing at the age of 16. He then went to New Zealand and Andrew’s niece Jody competed him successfully in show jumping, including two World Cup qualifiers. As a school master, he was a reliable mount and helped other children develop their show jumping careers. In 2013, he officially retired from all competing and spent his remaining days at Libby’s farm.

Our thoughts are with all of the people that loved and cared for Mick.

Andrew’s “Mr. Stickablilty” reputation was helped along with this incredible riding at Badminton 1995 on Jagermiester II

 

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